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OSAMA bin Laden's deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri has assumed control of the al-Qaeda terror network after its founder's death last month in a US raid.
Osama bin Laden's long-time lieutenant, Ayman al-Zawahri, said the United States faces rebellion throughout the Muslim world after killing the al-Qaeda leader, according to a YouTube recording posted yesterday.
Humanitarian agencies in Pakistan's northwest have been told to prepare for up to 365,000 displaced people in advance of a military offensive against North Waziristan, a senior official with an international humanitarian agency has disclosed.
A SUICIDE bomber in a pick-up truck filled with explosives levelled a police building in northwest Pakistan yesterday, killing six people and wounding 30 in the latest attack to rattle the country since the US raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
A TALEBAN car bomb struck an armoured vehicle taking American government employees to the consulate in north-western Pakistan yesterday, officials said, in a strike the militants claimed was in revenge for the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Al-Qaeda has appointed an Egyptian militant as temporary leader and named a new head of operation following the killing of Osama bin Laden by US commandos, al-Jazeera said yesterday, citing Pakistani security sources.
Pakistani security forces shot dead five suspected al-Qaeda-linked Chechen militants who had tried to carry out a suicide bombing in the south-western city of Quetta yesterday.
JOHN Kerry, the first American politician to visit Pakistan since Osama bin Laden was shot dead, told the country's military and civilian leaders yesterday that they could lose billions of dollars in funding if they fail to tackle militant safe havens in the mountainous border areas.
A STASH of pornography was found in the hideout of Osama bin Laden by the US commandos who killed him, American officials have revealed.
A PAIR of suicide bombers from Pakistan's Taleban have killed 80 people in an attack at paramilitary training centre in the first major retaliation for the killing of Osama bin Laden.
THE Pakistani Taliban said today it carried out the twin blasts at a Frontier Corps training centre that killed at least 69 people, nearly all of them recruits, to avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden.
Waterboarding and other harsh interrogation techniques were not a factor in tracking down Osama bin Laden, senior US senator John McCain told Congress yesterday.
The personal journals of Osama bin Laden reveal that the terrorist mastermind continued to hold an operational role in al-Qaeda, and was involved in recent plots to attack cities in Europe and America.
Al-Qaeda has warned that the US has committed a "big mistake" and a "serious sin" in killing Osama bin Laden.
WASHINGTON is hoping to question the detained three wives of Osama bin Laden, although Pakistani officials yesterday played down the possibility of any speedy access, saying no decision had been made.
A SENIOR defence official has said the increasingly strained relationship between the US and Pakistan over the death of Osama bin Laden will not impact on supply routes for US forces in Afghanistan.
BARACK Obama has described the elite commando raid that killed Osama bin Laden as "the longest 40 minutes of my life", with the possible exception of when his youngest daughter was gravely ill with meningitis.
PAKISTAN'S prime minister has angrily dismissed allegations that his government or intelligence agencies had helped Osama bin Laden escape justice and ordered an inquiry into how the al-Qaeda leader had remained undetected in the country for so long.